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  • n. Plural form of shearing.


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  • The sheep get two shearings per year, spring and fall.

    Shearing Day

  • So far, shareholders have invested about $20,000 in the Fiber Farm, which also sells yarn from earlier shearings online and at local farmers 'markets.

    Shepherd's Tale:

  • Following his star turn primping his hair for two minutes on a YouTube video to the tune of “I Feel Pretty,” Mr. Edwards this week had to pay back the $800 charged to his campaign for two shearings at Torrenueva Hair Designs in Beverly Hills.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • She's right--and I would add that celebrities and newspeople like Ann Curry, who stage on-air shearings and then encourage others to do likewise, are not helping matters:

    Hang on to Your Ponytails: Time and Money are Better

  • “Eight layers of well-woven good Northumberland sheep shearings, Sir John, nine if one counts the woolen drawers.”

    The Terror

  • Later shearings, from older and dirtier sheep, are progressively less desirable for clothing fabrics.


  • Who's for the Lethe's plain? the Donkey-shearings?

    The Frogs

  • (But for Midylos, Theas and I would have left our shearings forgotten on Rhenaia.)

    The Praise Singer

  • It will be a long time before Dora can tease goat shearings into good yarn-and she can knit for the baby while we travel; keep her happy.

    Time Enough For Love

  • And the various _family_ festivals, such as at the weaning of children; at marriages; at sheep shearings; at the making of covenants, &c., to which reference is often made, as in

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus


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